Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

This is an old review of a book I picked up because it was on the Modern Library’s Top 100 Novels of the century list, and it fulfilled a classics square on the library summer reading challenge that year.

Published: 1900 (since it was published before current copyright law, you can read it for free from gutenberg.org as well)

Genre: classics

Length: 416 pages

Setting: various locations throughout the world, late 1800s Continue reading

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Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

I’m not sure exactly where I heard about this book, but I know I put it on my list because it’s about a bookstore. Books about books or bookstores are one of my favorite subgenres.

Published: 2012

Genre: fiction

Length: 288 pages

Setting: mostly San Fransisco and New York City, present day Continue reading

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The End of All Things by John Scalzi

This is the sixth book in the Old Man’s War series that I’m trying to finish up this year.

Published: 2015

Genre: military science fiction

Length: 380 pages

Setting: various location in the Galaxy, far future, soon after the events of The Human Division Continue reading

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Another Word for World by Ann Leckie

Sorry I didn’t get a weekend post up. Miss Adventure and I went to a contra dance Saturday night and then we had a soccer tournament for Mr. Curiosity most of Sunday. Today, I have the last story in theĀ Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft anthology (still free for the Kindle!) by Ann Leckie. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this story since I loved her Imperial Radch trilogy.

Published: 2015

Genre: science fiction

Setting: an exoplanet, far future Continue reading

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Airburst by Steven L. Thompson

It’s another old book review tonight. This one comes from a book I picked up at the library’s used book sale.

Published: 1988

Genre: thriller/action fiction

Length: 230 pages

Setting: various locations around the world, 1980s Continue reading

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Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin

This book has been at the top of my To Be Read list for a long time (more than a year). I finally got tired of staring at it each time I went to choose a new book.

Subtitle: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

Published: 2011

Genre: nonfiction food and agriculture

Length: 351 pages of text, 361 pages total Continue reading

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Smoke and Shadows by Tanya Huff

I’m still recovering my book review buffer from the long read that was Winter of the World. So, it’s another old book review for today. This one I heard about from a podcast that is now defunct. They did an author interview with Huff and I decided to pick up one of her books from the library.

Published: 2004

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 416 pages

Setting: Vancouver, Canada, present day Continue reading

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